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June Pixel DD RoundupHi everyone! You may or may not have noticed that there are now two Pixel Art CVs, myself (ClefairyKid), and Lyricanna. You can send your DD suggestions to me (ClefairyKid), as Lyricanna is not actively taking suggestions since this is a small gallery.
flute by etrepoursoi
flute by ~etrepoursoi has a lovely use of colour and stylization.
(Featured by Lyricanna)
Over the horizon by wish04
Over the horizon by *wish04 has a fantastic use of colour. Each variation has a slightly different mood and feel to it.
(Featured by :dev
Purple Pixels!In support of Spirit Day, turn your icon purple and enjoy this all purple, pixel feature!
Der Hang zur Farbe Lila by CzinoMr. Jellyfish by etNoirMisc ice cream by ciara-cableCommission 2009 04 by Mistress-JaedenPurple pixel nymph by SaffyrexElk's Doodle Interpretation by DarkshireDoll: Female Andalite by AnieViolet New Version by NaesylphMystic by High-HorizonLavender Hearts pixel by ShuruyaDelta Sprite by CheezieSpazWho makes you feel? -Edit- by KayaXGardener by HexAsylumBobby the Black Widow by BlissfullySarcastic-butterflies and spiders- by katijn
July Pixel DD RoundupHello everyone! So far, we've had some awesome DD features and some discussion about the definition of Pixel Art, which is interesting considering it's origins and where it's headed in the future. Also of note, I published some especially detailed DD Suggestion Guidelines since there has been a lot of requests for CVs to explain what they look for in a DD, you can find mine here: http://ClefairyKid.deviantart.com/journal/DD-Suggestion-Guidelines-PixelArt-315149565. I'd like to thank everyone for contributing with their thoughts and I'll be posting a follow up journal about the discussions soon. In the mean time, here are this month's DDs!
buddy cthulhu by LuckyFK
Made with only 15 colours and large heapings of talent, buddy cthulhu by ~LuckyFK is a truly epic pixel artwork
Pixel Art DD Summary - August 2012Here we have the DD's for Pixel Art from August 2012.
Hellio by Pitifloyter
Hellio by ~Pitifloyter shows a brilliant fiery wave animation as well as a nicely chosen palette.
(Featured by ClefairyKid)
Anna Fighter Sprite by Clairvoire
Anna Fighter Sprite by ~Clairvoire. The suggester says: "Just LOOK at it; the animation is gorgeous!".
(Featured by ClefairyKid, suggested by medli20)
furballs by grihm
Be Careful of Search Engines and CopyrightsEDIT: Hey everyone, I've noticed that people are reacting a little strongly to this, as in it's not a "hate" article, it's about educating people who don't know how the searches work and thus inadvertently take things without realising that it might be breaking copyright. I'm not saying these people are "evil" are anything derogatory, I'm just saying that some people are genuinely unaware of how they work and can make mistakes and assumptions if things aren't explained. Please try to understand that some people are just not familiar with all aspects of the internet and don't mean to take work without considering copyright.
Here is some additional advice from a commenter:
"Once on the Image search page enter your search...once it has come up ...
On the top right side of the pages there is an "option gear" symbol - Hit that and pick Advanced Search. On the Advanced Search page you can limit your search in a variety of ways.... At the very bottom of the page is the "usage rights" op
PE: Pixel Artist Interview with Ice-Pandora
Today I bring you an interview with an isometric Pixel Artist by the name of Ice-Pandora.
:iconclefairykid: How did you get started in Pixel Art? Was it your first medium or did you work with something different before discovering it?
:iconice-pandora: I started in 2005, back then my pixel art looked a little bit different than what I'm making these days. Less cute and more non-isometric!
:iconclefairykid: What is the thing you love the most about Pixel Art? What makes it stand out from other art mediums for you?
:iconice-pandora: I love pixel art because you can create such great detailed art in a small amount of space and only by pixels.
:iconclefairykid: How long have you been working in Pixel Art? Do you feel like it's hard to learn or relatively easy to pick up or somewhere in between?
CR Pixel Art UpdateHello everyone c: I wanted to take a minute or two to update you all on the current discussion and my thoughts on the category as we are at the moment. I've been super busy but I'm letting you know, I'm thinking everything through in great detail first and I've certainly not forgotten you all.
Firstly, the mis-categorisation issue. Mis-categorisation is when something is submitted to the wrong category, and this can happen for lots of reasons, including by accident, misconceptions about what the category is for, because the deviant is new to the site, because there is confusion around the definition for the category and many other things.
Something major I've begun to notice happening in the Pixel Art category is that a large number of things end up there, that already have their own categories. My suspicion is that there is simply a little confusion about gallery definitions, part of which I hope to fix when we update the descriptions for Pixel Art (as discussed in previous articles a
Where is the Devious Love? Volume XIWhere is the Devious Love?
An article promoting positivity in the community - A special Christmas edition
Volume I | Volume II | Volume III | Volume IV | Volume V | Volume VI | Volume VII | Volume VIII |
Gallery Restructure - Pixel ArtHello everyone! Yes, you heard right, it's that time... Gallery.... Restructure!!
Yes I know what you're thinking, sounds scary, and at the very least complicated right? Well, that's why we have this journal, as a place to talk about what we think of the current structure of Pixel Art, and what we can do to clear out redundant sub cats etc. Nothing's going to happen right this second, so let's relax, and take a minute to review where we are at. You can read the announcement from Moonbeam13 here.
Here are the branches currently:
Each of these then leads to Iso and Non-Iso options.
Whilst this isn't an overly convoluted category compared to others, I think it still has lots of room for improvement. We have a very large number of miscats, and this is for a variety of reasons, including;
being one of the few categories that accepts .gif files
October 2012 Traditional Art DD Round-upHello all,
As this month is coming to a close, I present you with October's Traditional Art DDs.
Features by deshrubber
Green Squares by wlkr swan by jennomat Pray by marctist Chryseyelis + Time Lapse by XeNzO 3 friends by SVerykios-Paintings Violet-tailed Sylph by Carcaneloce Varicose by Philliewig Aa Vaere Liten by LinnFeyling A Viking Lady 2 by Ihsahnity last song by ShuShuhome Insignificant Boundaries by Face-Reality Fall colors by AuroraWienhold Frankenstein's Laboratory by stephenburger
Features by SRaffa
OVERFLOW by isabelledk La serena. by SprinkleSprankles Rhinemaidens by Ninidu The world of fairies by olga-kreuzfahrer Broken Stacy 2007 by los58 Sooyoung by KLSADAKO Tanya the bird by ero-nel Speak No Evil by hammerable S.portrait by wwiwa84 Headphones by macarena One by nina-frutos :thumb306983375: untitled by Ragdollar Heady Machinery by VanessaLemen My Dark Spirit by Catalina-Estefan Portrait in Progress by DRDAquila She and Me by atefehaban Fan Bingbing Madame Figaro cover by Pevansy three wishes by monsieur-arlequin Became a Bitter Lie by VotM Sacred Red by ladyleny P H O S P H O R O U S by Acoldwar mechanical incubation by vitxy dollytea by foolbot :thumb23976404
CR Newsletter January/February 2013 Director of Community Relations :iconmoonbeam13: :
Table of Contents
1. New Submission Process and Thumbnail Examples
2. New Galleries and Gallery Additions or Change Requests
3. Why Wasn't I Chosen?
4. Volunteer Openings in Community Relations
5. Community Projects
6. Official Contests
7. Project Educate 2013
8. Art History Project
9. News from the Chats and Forums
10. News from the Galleries
11. Vacation Notice
1. New Submission Process and Thumbnail Examples
In my opinion, one of the greatest advantages to the New Submission Process, are the thumbnail examples and descriptions that appear when you're selecting a category. It's no secret that we have misplaced deviations throughout the galleries and it's probably the most complained about topic I deal with on a daily basis. My team and I have been working hard to improve the descriptions and thumbnail examples for all of the galleries, and I'm happy
PE: Self Suggesting Daily DeviationsSelf Suggesting
Members are more than welcome to self suggest their own art work for a Daily Deviation, in fact many CVs highly encourage self suggestions. While self suggesting may have been something people frowned upon in the past, this is thankfully no longer the case as we all recognize the need for self promotion in the competitive world of art.
But suggesting my own work is embarassing
There is no shame in trying to get yourself and your work seen. By self suggesting you are merely looking to gain more exposure from a broader audience. Look at it this way, if you're not willing to advertise your own work and get more clients and exposure, who will?
When we CVs receive self suggestions we treat them the same as we would any other suggestion so you can easily treat a self suggestion the same as you would a submission of your art to a group so more users can see the piece. While we do not guarantee that we
CR Newsletter - November/December 2012 Director of Community Relations :iconmoonbeam13: :
Table of Contents
1. Happy Holidays and Merry New Year
2. Volunteer Openings in Community Relations
3. Community Projects
4. Official Contests
5 Project Educate 2011/2012
6. Art History Project
7. News from the Chats and Forums
8. News from the Galleries
1. Happy Holidays and Merry New Year
As the old year begins to fade into the sunset, it is customary to reflect on the passing year and make plans for the upcoming one. Some do this in the form of resolutions, some people make action plans, some people just swing into the new year the same way they swung out of the old one Whatever way you intend to welcome in 2013, I hope you're surrounded by love and that you do it safely!
I've been reflecting on the year and like many, with some focus on the unimaginable events of the last few weeks. Specifically, the shooting in Newtown. I know that it's "human nature" to want to find
Celebrating Diversity #3Hello, everyone!
When we don't see enough of a particular art form, it is difficult for us to understand or appreciate it. This project aims to bring you features that you might not have seen otherwise from a variety of galleries around dA. For example, I tend to live and breathe photomanipulations and (to a lesser extent) digital art, and I really enjoyed taking a moment to browse the non-photomanipulation galleries for treasures. I found many, and I hope you will enjoy the features I have chosen.
These are the things I love:
Syringe by MothOfDoom31
Mag by Elisanth
Brain Tower by Almacan
silent noise by sainisjohray
Lives in a dream.... by TriciaS
JUST FOR YOU by ARTBYTERESA
Don't Cry by NicksPencil
Begin 73 by Craig-Larsen
Pain... by Vishw
Life can be so colorful by dansch
Celebrating Diversity #1Welcome to this new series of Art Features! Even tho most of you are aware of the many many galleries and categories here on dA, I think most of us move in a sort of "comfort zone" between Galleries, Channels or Groups that provide us with a constant flow of new art. And sometimes we forget all the other great artforms, styles and media that are out of our "comfort zone". And today I want to step out of that warm and cuddly place and feature some awesome works from places on dA I don't usually visit!
Since this is the first entry, I thought I should explain it a bit more, so that is why there is more text in this article The topic of celebrating diversity is something that I really want to cherish. I am guilty of not fully
A Note on Daily Deviation FeaturesAt ten features into my tenure as Community Volunteer for Abstract & Surreal Photography I am noticing a certain trend in response to abstract and surreal Daily Deviations. I shall address some of the recurring themes here, and hopefully answer some questions along the way. At this point I would like to mention that I am talking about a small and vocal minority, and I sincerely thank the overwhelming majority for supporting the featured artists and their work. You're what makes this site such a great community.
With that said, let's get to the troublesome themes I am coming across.
The "This is crap!" Argument
As an observer and a critic, you're entitled to think that something isn't very good. However, exclaiming as such on the comments of a piece of work that an artist has spent time and energy creating is not only counter-productive, but rude and insulting, especially if it's not followed up with some advice about how you think they could make their
Fan Art DD Summary - September 2012:iconj-z-belexes:
Features by JZLobo
Features by alexandrasalas
SHAMAN KING Horohoro and Pirika by shocochample Bowser by JoshSummana When we were young - Pokemon by mmishee :thumb325336270: Dark Souls: Crossbreed Priscilla by ae-rie Adult Merida by GerryArthur +dr Seuss+ On a train by Tench Mother of Dragons by Adrian-W LeChuck by SpineBender Devilish Children by MONQMONK A yoshi's story by zuliban Stepping Along by Raccoon5 Lonely GlaDos by IIDanmrak Brownjobs by TerminAitor
Features by Lyricanna
Kirby's 20th Anniversary by Torkirby Superman Man of steel by CyrilT Diablo III - Kynthia by cynthi-dm Sunflora by Noktowl Warhammer 40k Tribute: Necron Warriors and Imotekh by pierreloyvet the sisters by CosmicUnicorn Calm Before The Storm by StellaB Wallpaper: TF2 RED by haruningster Goodbye, Sally by glitcher The world above by MrRabLo bouquet by reina343 DruggySherlock by CoeyKuhn find me a place to stay by noctis07 229 - Houndoom by micaelopes Tinky Winky from Teletubbies by AtomiccircuS Ravage of the Blight | Dragon Age by Urbanator Diablo 3 Market Illustration by JoshCalloway Tyrande Whisperwind by Minhee-Kim MARIO CREW: Cosa Nostra by Eddy-Shinjuku The Moominmamma's Pantry by barbarasobczynska Sailor Moon. Crying Lantern by kagurafuuko :TheHost: by AkiMao beyond the crimson zone by NanFe The Good by doubleleaf Mon Petit Hippocampe by Andantonius Prince with a Thousand Enemies by Sleyf 38 Days Left by aya-mei :t
DD Summary October 2012Here we have the brilliant bunch of DDs for the past month all together for your viewing pleasure, if you've not checked them out, I highly recommend you do now!
Quick update to let you all know that I will be doing my best to get more active than ever once my last assignment is finished in a bout a week's time, and that I've already started my article covering all the aspects of Pixel Art I can think of! That may take some time to proof read and get ready for publishing here, but in the mean time, feel free to make suggestions of things you'd like included in it, like things you don't understand or want to know more about etc,
Lastly, I'm also considering a Pixel Art group of my own, to bring together resources, great pixel art and great pixel artists all in one place, but I don't know for certain yet whether I will or not, I want to be sure I
AndromedaAmongst the darkened skies
Brightened by only starlight
Field & Sea.
Gravity is only an afterthought
Hilltops become ladders into the sky while
Inferior planets stare down upon the Earth
Jealous of such simplicity yet contemplating grandeur.
Keppler only thought of science
Linear, elliptical, movement…
Mythology had no such thoughts
Neptune & Nebulas both inhabit space
Orbiting across the lonely darkness
Probably never worried about mundane things
Questioning their existence
Right now or for all eternity such as us.
Shooting stars make us joyful while
Terminator is an otherworldly spectacle
Unknown to all those hidden in their houses
Various stars await us outside
Waiting to play like we did before
Xenagogue & inviting
Youthful but ancient curiosities.
Zenith induced euphoria continues until daylight…
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